Congratulations to our Elbrus office! Closing of the summer season on Terskol. It was a great job!

It was the best season in our history. How many groups? It was planned - 23. It is clear that much more than in any previous season. The reason of success is simple: the excellent work of our Elbrus office and our guides. This summer, they ... read more

It was the best season in our history. How many groups? It was planned - 23. It is clear that much more than in any previous season. The reason of success is simple: the excellent work of our Elbrus office and our guides. This summer, they have shown a true labor heroism and deserve admiration ...

7 Summits Club traditionally finishes each season (summer and winter) by gala evening. It took place August 25, 2015 in the area of the glade Cheget.

Author of clip: Faith Pisarenko.

 

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Vladimir Kotlyar team celebrates the end of the season and climb. Before they reached the top of, but happy

Hello! It says Vladimir Kotlyar, a guide of the Seven Summits Club. I close the season. This time, I think, it is true. There was a final group ... for this season. The team was very good, a big one - fifteen people ... We went down from ... read more

Hello! It says Vladimir Kotlyar, a guide of the Seven Summits Club. I close the season. This time, I think, it is true. There was a final group ... for this season. The team was very good, a big one - fifteen people ... We went down from the mountain today. Warmed ... A little bit, we have not reached the summit of Elbrus. The weather did not let us. But we fought to the last ... Guys - handsome ... well done. Now we sit in Terskol and celebrate our successes and our familiarity with the harsh mountain Elbrus. It is sometimes so severe.

All are alive and well and everyone is happy - I can see it on the faces. … People! To say hello! Sounds: HELLO !!!
So: Adios! Till the new season!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There is a barbell at the top of Elbrus! Congratulations Andrey!

Guides and members of groups of 7 Summits Club were able to observe the difficult struggle power lifting athlete from Murmansk area Andrey Rodichev with himself, weight barbell, rarefied air, etc ... He raised the bar weighing 75 kilograms ... read more

Guides and members of groups of 7 Summits Club were able to observe the difficult struggle power lifting athlete from Murmansk area Andrey Rodichev with himself, weight barbell, rarefied air, etc ... He raised the bar weighing 75 kilograms day after day, all the above. And he achieved his goal! Without any exaggeration this man is a real hero. His ascent he wanted to draw attention to the development of weightlifting in his region.

The barbell is left on the top, is now some souvenir lovers must to roll it down. It's easier than raise, but not too simple.

"- September 6th at exactly 12:15, I reached a top of Mount Elbrus, 5642 meters, - said the athlete. - Every day I practiced two or three times to be in a form suitable for such an arduous conquest of Mount Elbrus. When climbing, I saw only my shoes, it was very hard. Every day it was heavier than the previous one, but I went ahead. I even got eye burns, partly loss of sight. While I forced to be in dark glasses, but after 2-3 days it should OK. "

"- For Andrey it is much more difficult to climb the mountain than a common man - said Alexander Sukharev, a professional climber who helped Rodichev in the climb.- Mountain climbing and powerlifting - the two most incompatible sport. The less weight - the easier ascent. Andrey had to feed his huge muscles with oxygen, which is in the mountains in very short supply. "

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vladimir Kotlyar with a new group climbed to to the LeapRus Refuge

  Hallo! It is Vladimir Kotlyar, a guide of the climbing Elbrus program. Apparently, this is my final team this season. Next - a little well-deserved rest. Program we started yesterday, we went to Cheget for acclimatization. And today ... read more

 

Hallo! It is Vladimir Kotlyar, a guide of the climbing Elbrus program. Apparently, this is my final team this season. Next - a little well-deserved rest. Program we started yesterday, we went to Cheget for acclimatization. And today we are in the LeapRus. We had lunch, and at the moment are going to acclimatization in the Shelter of the Eleven. In order to get to great heights, as well as fro training in the snow. A group is big, 16 people. The band's name, we have not yet invented. I have to give the job the guys. Maybe they will come up with something. All the best!

SUMMITS! The group of "Latvian riflemen" climbed to the top on the birthday of Oleg Pimenov

Hello! It is Vladimir Kotlyar, the program Climb Elbrus. Today it was not the usual climbing, today member of our group, namely the leader of the "Latvian Riflemen", Oleg Pimenov have a birthday. He celebrated it right! On the whole, two ... read more

Hello! It is Vladimir Kotlyar, the program Climb Elbrus. Today it was not the usual climbing, today member of our group, namely the leader of the "Latvian Riflemen", Oleg Pimenov have a birthday. He celebrated it right! On the whole, two tops, two summits of Elbrus. We brought up a watermelon, two bottles of champagne. In general, it was fun, very fun. Now we are already in Terskol, we are restig and prepare for the holiday dinner. We must also continue to celebrate a birthday! Happy Birthday, Oleg!

 

 

Oleg Pimenov collected a friends group from Latvia, which on arrival in the Elbrus region was called "Latvian riflemen". He calculated the trip so as to be at the top of Elbrus on his birthday, September 3th. And he did it! Moreover, he managed to reach in one exit two peaks (Western and Eastern) of Mount Elbrus. And in the afternoon they all went down to Terskol!

Thrice congratulate Oleg! We wish you happiness, good luck, the weather in the mountains and to climb Mount Everest next year!

Oleg Pimenov began to travel with the 7 Summits Club a year ago. And he started just with Elbrus more than a year ago. Then he successfully went to Cho Oyu in the team of Alexander Abramov. And the nex was a successful expedition to Aconcagua in January 2015. It was all as preparation for Everest. This year, the ban of the authorities and common sense stopped our expedition on Everest. So that goal remained for next season. This summer, Oleg already visited the Crimean rocks, went to Mount Kazbek and now at two summits of Elbrus!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A group called "Latvian riflemen" acclimate on Elbrus or Latvian Polish on the Pastukhov Rocks

Vladimir Kotlyar: Today my "Latvian riflemen" (most of the participants are from Latvia) went for acclimatization to Pastukhov Rocks. There they danced together under Latvian polka. On the way we met a strong and brave Andrey, who drags ... read more

Vladimir Kotlyar: Today my "Latvian riflemen" (most of the participants are from Latvia) went for acclimatization to Pastukhov Rocks. There they danced together under Latvian polka. On the way we met a strong and brave Andrey, who drags seventy-five kilograms barbell on top of Elbrus! We wish him good luck in this difficult enterprise !!!

 

 

 On the eve our team practiced the art climbing on snow and ice

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A lot of pictures and a report on an expedition to Mount Elbrus from Alexander Abramov

  Hello! Alexander Abramov reports on the end of the expedition to Mount Elbrus. Now I want to summarize. Our team has climbed to the top of the Western and Eastern peaks, two summits. And also we made traverse from south to north. Now ... read more

 

Hello! Alexander Abramov reports on the end of the expedition to Mount Elbrus. Now I want to summarize. Our team has climbed to the top of the Western and Eastern peaks, two summits. And also we made traverse from south to north. Now all members of the team departed home. And we finally finished celebrate. I want to say that the North side of Elbrus is beautiful, but very hard physically. So what do we traverse from south to north - is absolutely correct. If you go traverse from north to south - it's quite an ordeal - not for everyone. Our team is completely withstood the test, which has fallen on our shoulders. And most importantly, I want to note that most of the members were not previously in the mountains. Such feats are performed, maybe once in a lifetime ... Goodbye! Alexander Abramov from Pyatigorsk. The expedition is over, bye!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUMMIT! Two SUMMITS! Alex Abramov with his group on the Eastern Peak of Elbrus

Hello! It is Alexander Abramov. Today at 7:30 we went up to the top of the Western Elbrus, and then went down to the saddle. Then we climbed up to the top of the Eastern Peak. Now I'm calling right from the top of the Eastern Elbrus! Now ... read more

Hello! It is Alexander Abramov. Today at 7:30 we went up to the top of the Western Elbrus, and then went down to the saddle. Then we climbed up to the top of the Eastern Peak. Now I'm calling right from the top of the Eastern Elbrus! Now the team under the leadership of Alexander Abramov is making photos and begins the descent down to the north. Not to the south, but to the north. Thus, we want to make "cross of Elbrus." Also with us, there is Sergei Avtomonov, as a second guide. The rest of the team also reached the top of the Western Peak, except our Dutch friend. That happened. So, hurray!

 

 

Post of Alex Abramov: the team climbed the Pastukhov Rocks, but the weather is still not happy. PHOTO

  Hello! Alex Abramov reports from the refuge LeapRus, which is located on Mount Elbrus. Today, our team had an acclimatization  outing  and climb up to Pastukhov Rocks. We were in a fairly good pace, in 5 hours we ... read more

  Hello! Alex Abramov reports from the refuge LeapRus, which is located on Mount Elbrus. Today, our team had an acclimatization  outing  and climb up to Pastukhov Rocks. We were in a fairly good pace, in 5 hours we spent on the ascent and descent. I believe that the team is in a good training  form. Now there is a thunderstorm. The weather is not normal. Weather: sometimes it was absolutely clear and sometimes  is absolutely in the fog. Today, by the way, because of the weather the lifts were not working. And  Luda Korobeshko and Maxim Abramov  came to visit us on foot, from bottom. They went all the way from  Azau.

Tomorrow we will have a day of rest, which we would like to spend, a little below the shelter. Maybe we could even eat local cuisine.

About our plans: we will look for the weather. That all,  goodbye!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alexander Abramov and his team made a training session near Shelter of Eleven. PHOTO

    Hello! There is Alexander Abramov. We are now at the refuge LeapRus. This is the best refuge on all Elbrus, even here there is hot water in the taps. Out of windows it is snowing, and the situation is not good. Snow fell ... read more

 

 

Hello! There is Alexander Abramov. We are now at the refuge LeapRus. This is the best refuge on all Elbrus, even here there is hot water in the taps. Out of windows it is snowing, and the situation is not good. Snow fell almost to his knees. But we hope that in two days, when we meet on climbing, the weather will be good. And while we are pleased to play guitars, we rest and prepare for the ascent. Today we were at a training on the snow, it was very interesting. Tomorrow, we climb to the Pastukhov Rocks, according to the plan. If the weather allows. Bye!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUMMIT! Brazilian Group with a guide Katya Korovina successfully reached the summit of Mount Elbrus

Good evening! It is a guide of the 7 Summits Club Ekaterina Korovina. I have good news. Today my whole group of Brazilians, without exception, climbed the Western peak of Elbrus. The weather was so-so: a very strong wind. On the top of all ... read more

Good evening! It is a guide of the 7 Summits Club Ekaterina Korovina. I have good news. Today my whole group of Brazilians, without exception, climbed the Western peak of Elbrus. The weather was so-so: a very strong wind. On the top of all we were covered by something dark and incomprehensible. In general, the beautiful scenery of the mountain we are not pleased, but still, all are happy. Now all tired are resting on LeapRus.

Tomorrow morning we will go down to the hotel. You can congratulate us! Everybody, bye!

Ekaterina Korovina from the refuge LeapRus

Good evening! This is a guide of the 7 Summits Club Ekaterina Korovina. Today I with a group from Brazil rose by the slopes of Elbrus and settled on the refuge LeapRus. After that we made acclimatization to the top of the Pastukhov Rocks. ... read more

Good evening! This is a guide of the 7 Summits Club Ekaterina Korovina. Today I with a group from Brazil rose by the slopes of Elbrus and settled on the refuge LeapRus. After that we made acclimatization to the top of the Pastukhov Rocks. The weather was like specifically for training. It showed everyone how to dress, how to cover his face, why do we need the ski mask. In general, I'm satisfied with a group, all members went very smoothly. Tomorrow we have a day of rest, and I plan another small workout. Bye!

 

 

 

Report of Vladimir Kotlyar: it was one the most difficult climb of Elbrus for me

Good evening, good evening! Here Vladimir Kotlyar .... We are now in a pine grove, resting, breathing the air. Yesterday we fought, fought for life and death with the mountain, with the weather. The weather was tough ... But most of all we ... read more

Good evening, good evening! Here Vladimir Kotlyar .... We are now in a pine grove, resting, breathing the air. Yesterday we fought, fought for life and death with the mountain, with the weather. The weather was tough ... But most of all we fought with themself .. We all have our own feelings and memories ... And we won! Five men under my leadership was at the top of the Eastern Peak of Elbrus. Some people were slightly below the top, literally 50 meters was not made.
The weather brought changes ...
Therefore, we are satisfied with everything, a little bit frozen went down. In principle, each with its own height. Now we already know what to prepare next time, have no illusion on account of the availability of Elbrus, etc., etc. ....

So today we have a rest, relax and celebrate ..

 

On the Eastern Peak yesterday

 

 

 

 

 

 

In difficult conditions Vladimir Kotlyar and a large group climbed the top of Mount Elbrus

  Vladimir Kotlyar: Have a Good day, people! This is, Vladimir Kotlyar, I am calling from a height of 5200 meters above sea level. We go down the "inclined ledge". Just in one hour we reached the top of Mount Elbrus, West - 5642 meters ... read more

 

Vladimir Kotlyar:

Have a Good day, people!

This is, Vladimir Kotlyar, I am calling from a height of 5200 meters above sea level. We go down the "inclined ledge". Just in one hour we reached the top of Mount Elbrus, West - 5642 meters ...

it was hard ... at low speed .... Adios!

 

 

 

 

 

SUMMIT! Oleg Koshkarev with a group of Brazilians climbed Mount Elbrus!

Hello! It says Oleg Koshkarev, a guide of the 7 Summits Club. Today I have great news. In the morning, with the group from Brazil, I climbed to the Western peak of the Mount Elbrus. And now we are descending down to Terskol, happy and ... read more

Hello!

It says Oleg Koshkarev, a guide of the 7 Summits Club. Today I have great news. In the morning, with the group from Brazil, I climbed to the Western peak of the Mount Elbrus. And now we are descending down to Terskol, happy and tired.

All the best!

 

 

 

 

SUMMIT! Vladimir Kotlyar Group climbed to the top of Mount Elbrus!

Hello friends! This is a guide of the 7 Summits Club Vladimir Kotlyar, the program Climb Elbrus. Today, our climb is over. Successfully, we got the top, unfortunately, not by the full group. Three people in total, for one reason or another ... read more

Hello friends!

This is a guide of the 7 Summits Club Vladimir Kotlyar, the program Climb Elbrus. Today, our climb is over. Successfully, we got the top, unfortunately, not by the full group. Three people in total, for one reason or another and at different heights, abandoned the climb. The five men from the group successfully visited the highest point of the North Caucasus, Russia and Europe. Today, we happily came down to Terskol! Where, indeed, we will celebrate our climb tomorrow.

All the best! Thanks to all! And to me it's time to relax ...

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUMMIT! Group of the Seven Summits Club under the leadership of Dima Semenov climbed Mount Elbrus

Hello! It is Dima Semenov, a guide the Seven Summits. Our group of 10 people have successfully climbed to the western peak of Elbrus. The weather was amazing. Simply everything was well with the weather and with the group. Bye!   ... read more

Hello!

It is Dima Semenov, a guide the Seven Summits. Our group of 10 people have successfully climbed to the western peak of Elbrus. The weather was amazing.

Simply everything was well with the weather and with the group. Bye!

 

 

 

 

 

SUMMIT! Oleg Koshkarev with the Austrian group climbed Mount Elbrus

  Hi, everybody! It is Oleg Koshkarev, a guide of the 7 Summits Club. Today I come with a good news. We were on the top of Mount Elbrus. Weather was excellent: an easy breeze, the sun, without any cloud. Now we are already on LeapRus ... read more

 

Hi, everybody!

It is Oleg Koshkarev, a guide of the 7 Summits Club. Today I come with a good news. We were on the top of Mount Elbrus. Weather was excellent: an easy breeze, the sun, without any cloud.

Now we are already on LeapRus shelter and preparing for descent in Terskol. Best regards!

 

 

 

 

Oleg Koshkarev started work with a new group of climbers from Austria on Elbrus

  A guide of 7 Summits Club Oleg Koshkarev reports: Today we have a third acclimatization outing. We climbed up to Pastukhov Rocks up to 5000 meters altitude. The group is very strong, we walked quickly. The weather was excellent. ... read more

 

A guide of 7 Summits Club Oleg Koshkarev reports: Today we have a third acclimatization outing. We climbed up to Pastukhov Rocks up to 5000 meters altitude. The group is very strong, we walked quickly. The weather was excellent.

 

 

 

 

Artem Rostovtsev with two Mexicans made a traverse of Elbrus via the Western summit ....

Hi, Seven Summits! It is Artem Rostovtsev from the northern slopes of Mount Elbrus. Today we were at the top of Europe (Western Elbrus), and then descended to the north. The weather was good, we were on top at  seven o'clock in the ... read more

Hi, Seven Summits! It is Artem Rostovtsev from the northern slopes of Mount Elbrus. Today we were at the top of Europe (Western Elbrus), and then descended to the north. The weather was good, we were on top at  seven o'clock in the morning. My friends did a lot of pictures and video. Then we calmly went to the North shelter. We were satisfied with today, the weather was just fine, we do not want to leave mountains. Tomorrow we will go down below, into the Emmanuel  Glade, rest there ....

The day after tomorrow we'll be in civilization.